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LIVE: Parliament’s secret ballot as it happens

LIVE: Parliament’s secret ballot as it happens

Parliament is preparing for a secret ballot in a vote of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma.

Parliament is preparing for a secret ballot in a vote of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma.

The cameraman are told not to zoom in on the booth to protect the integrity of the secret ballot. Speaker has advised that they leave the house.

Voting begins.

Secretary calls on members to vote.

Baleka Mbete gives the rules for the procedure.

Doors to be locked for the duration of voting. Table staff showing ballot boxes are empty.

Opposition parties argue that adjustments should be made in regards to the 5 vacant parliamentary seats that are vacant.

President Jacob Zuma needs 199 or more votes to survive the motion.

Parliament is setting up for the voting process.

The debate has concluded Mbete puts the motion forward to the house.

Seating has been suspended until the bells ring to calls members back and voting will begin.

"It's like you're applying for a job, mama!"#ZumaVote

— Rochelle Barrish (@RochelleBarrish) August 8, 2017

#ZumaVote ANC we admit our house is divided #SecretBallotVote

— Zamda Ndonde Rukumbi (@aimeezams) August 8, 2017

"The ANC will remove themselves in 2019, we just want to remove Edwards Father" – @FloydShivambu 😂😂 this man is a role model #ZumaVote

— Thabile Molelo (@ThabileMolelo10) August 8, 2017

Mapisa-Nqakula: Our task as ANC is to grow economy and fight crime and corruption, but opposition wants to divide us more #ZumaVote @Fin24

— Liesl Peyper (@Liesl_Peyper) August 8, 2017

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula: Opposition #NoConfidence motion is about removing ANC from power. #ZumaVote
Ndlozi and Malema object. #sabcnews

— Bulelani Phillip (@BulelaniPhillip) August 8, 2017

Galo: The opposition believes it can topple this country #ZumaVote @ANN7tv @The_New_Age

— Cecilia Russell (@CiciRussell) August 8, 2017

Can we please be put first as SOUTH AFRICANS#NoConfidence #ZumaVote

— Tumelo (@The_ElementalDJ) August 8, 2017

Van Damme: Rare moment for the ANC, can you ignore the grand corruption of Mr Jacob Zuma #ZumaVote @ANN7tv @The_New_Age

— Cecilia Russell (@CiciRussell) August 8, 2017

Van Damme gets into trouble for not referring to Zuma as Mr Zuma #ZumaVote @ANN7tv @The_New_Age

— Cecilia Russell (@CiciRussell) August 8, 2017

Next up to speak is ANC deputy chief whip Doris Dlakude. She says that “the motion is their publicly-stated ambition of regime change”.

Malema appealing to Ramaphosa to write his own history and do the right thing. I couldn't have said it better. Good speech. 👏🏾👏🏾#ZumaVote

— Groovy Q (@BonaQhama) August 8, 2017

“We are not sell-outs,” Dlakude says. “We know who sent us here. We will vote ANC.”

This #ZumaVote will also show whether the problem lies with just the president or the party as a whole.

— Karabo Mokgoko 🦄 (@Karabo_Mokgoko) August 8, 2017

Now that Malema has finished, the red overalls in the crowd are getting up and making themselves heard. Rabble, rabble, rabble.

EFF leader Julius Malema is having his say. He calls Zuma “the most corrupt individual in this country”.

“We are rising against the Guptas,” Malema says.

I hate it when @MmusiMaimane quotes Mandela. Can he not quote Verwoerd, Die Groot Krokodil? #ZumaVote

— #PayBackTheLand (@neville_molefe) 8 August 2017

14:14 DA leader Mmusi Maimane is addressing the parliament, urging MPs to prioritise country over party by saying that “today out choice is between right or wrong”.

#VoteOfNoConfidence EFF march to the union buildings has started

— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) 8 August 2017

#VoteofNoConfidence Maimane heckled as he recalls growing up in Soweto. Says he’s fighting a new type of oppression. LD

— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) 8 August 2017




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